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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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If we learned anything in Week 8, it’s almost certainly that AJ Brown is no longer sick with food poisoning. He had a slow start to the season, clocking his first top-24 performance of the year in Week 6 against the Bills. He’s scored 27 and 31.5 PPR points respectively in his last two weeks and will continue on a tear into Week 9.

Also elite? Tyreek Hill, Cooper Kupp, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett who all clocked top-12 weeks. The biggest surprise at the wideout position in Week 8 was almost certainly Colts WR Michael Pittman who ranked as the overall WR2 with his line for 10/86/2. He’s scored a touchdown in three of his last four games and has just two games in 2021 with fewer than 59 receiving yards. Not too shabby.

Now that we’ve highlighted the good, it’s time to get into some of the bad before prepping you with a couple of Week 9 streamers to carry you through to Week 10.

Injury news

Davante Adams was out in Week 8 on Thursday Night Football due to testing positive for COVID-19. He remains on the list for now and his status is uncertain for Sunday.

Jets WR Corey Davis could potentially return from his hip injury in Week 9. He’s on a short week as they play the Colts on Thursday Night Football, but he hasn’t yet been ruled out.

The Giants injury problems continue. Kenny Golladay missed Week 9 with a knee injury, while both Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (hand) both left Monday Night Football early with injuries.

Antonio Brown continues to manage an ankle injury with a well-timed bye week. Though he was recently spotted bicycling — though unfortunately, he was sporting a walking boot while doing so.

Bye weeks

The Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team are on a Week 9 bye. That means plenty of big-time names will be out of the mix this week for fantasy managers, including DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Terry McLaurin.

Streaming options

Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans vs. Miami Dolphins

Brandon Cooks started the 2021 season hot but got a bit colder with rookie QB Davis Mills under center. The Texans have indicated that Tyrod Taylor could be a go in Week 9, which should lay much of the concern surrounding Cooks’ upside to rest. Cooks has finished five of his eight games this season scoring 18 or more points in PPR scoring formats, including three top-12 WR performances for fantasy. The Dolphins have allowed four 100-receiving yard performances and nine touchdowns to opposing wideouts since Week 5 alone — a perfect opportunity for a big day.

Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans

This is a pure desperation play, but as far as desperation plays go, you could do worse. This second-year wideout has shown some promise, averaging 10.2 PPR points per game and clocking one top-12 performance in Week 4. The Rams just released Desean Jackson at his request, and their Week 9 opponent, the Titans, are allowing a league-high 39 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. The opportunity is there for Jefferson to have a big day, even as the third receiving option, on the third-highest scoring offense in an ideal matchup.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN